9 Jan 2017, 9am
9 Jan 2017, 10am
War is raging. The military has come to the villages to round up men to fight in the battle. Magnolia, the daughter of an aged herb gatherer, bravely offers to take her father's place by disguising herself as a man. In a dangerous time and in a place where no woman is allowed, how will Magnolia survive?
Mr. Magnolia retells the classic story of Mulan, a brave woman who disguises as a man to take over her father's role in the military. In this unique rendition, Mr. Magnolia and her home folks are not fighting a usual war against foreign invaders--but against an ambitious emperor's deceptive quest for greatness.
Adapted from a true historical event in China's Northern Wei period (386-581 A.D.), Mr. Magnolia combines political intrigue, history, poetry, and a cast of talented children.
Children and grown-ups are all welcome!
An initial draft of this script was created through an improvisation workshop directed by Chia-Yu Tang in Suzhou, China, with students from Wujiang Taihu International School. The workshop was consulted by Beta Taurus (USA) and supported by Taihu Great Learning Center (China). The draft reading was presented on August 22, 2016 in Wujiang, China with the following team:
Music Shih-Kuei Yuan
Director Chia-Yu Tang
Assist Director Xiao Jun Kow
Set Jerry Huang
Sound Dalong Jiao
Stage Manager Jimmy Zhi
Assistant SM Tommy Bian
Cast Justin Wang Vivian Gan
William Liu Frank Ji
Gilbert Li Hannah He
Danna Li Jack Zhu
Jack Li Robin Liao
Lloyd Zhao Crystal Ji
Angel Li Coco Ni
Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes
Rating / Age Limit
- No admission for infants in arms and person below 4 years old.
- Patron 4 years and above must purchase a ticket for entry.
- Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.
Photography / Video Recording Rules
- No Photography, Video recording and Audio recording is permitted for this event .